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Marjorie S. Hoopes


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Marjorie S. Hoopes

AGE: 93 • Kennett Square, PA

Marjorie S. Hoopes, 93, of Kennett Square, PA, died peacefully at Kendal at Longwood on July 26, 2016.

Marjorie was born on March 11, 1923 in Biddeford, ME, and grew up in Kennebunk. She graduated from Kennebunk High School, attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, and graduated from Simmons College School of Nursing in 1947. Marjorie married John W. Hoopes, Jr. ("Jack") in 1947. After a few years in New York City and New Jersey, they settled in Wilmington, DE, where they raised their family, returning every summer to Marjorie's beloved Maine.

Marjorie worked for many years as a paid guide at Longwood Gardens. An outstanding and competitive athlete, she played tennis well into her eighties. Marjorie was an excellent mother, grandmother and wife, with a wonderful sense of humor. She had a true gift for connecting with children and young people. She loved dogs, flowers and the ocean.

Preceded in death by her husband of 69 years; survived by daughters Kathryn (Robert) Bowen, Pamela Hoopes (Daniel Kelliher), grandchildren Alison Bowen, John Bowen, Caitlin Kelliher, and Fiona Kelliher.

A memorial gathering will be held this fall at Kendal at Longwood at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Kendal Reserve Fund, Kendal-Crosslands Communities, P.O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 29, 2016
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